Dumb and Dumbest Episode #278: The Knotfest Riots

Music Festivals are at a global high mark in 2019 but still, issues arise from time to to time. Over the weekend at Knotfest Mexico/Knotfest Meets Force Fest there was a breakdown of a barrier, a breakdown of communication, and then chaos ensued. Dumb and Dumbest #278 is streaming now and it’s all about The Knotfest Riots! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below.  Continue reading

New Details Emerge About Slipknot’s and Evanescence’s Cancellation of their Knotfest Mexico Sets

 

New details are emerging in a story Ghost Cult broke earlier today about last nights’ issues at Knotfest Mexico/Knotfest Meets Force Fest which saw Slipknot and Evanescence cancel due to safety concerns. Fans and bands/crew people are now reporting there were issues with the festival from the start, widespread panic and crowd violence once the bands were canceled. According to official and fan reports, the safety barricade was broken during Behemoth’s set and it was deemed that it was unsafe for either band to perform. According to numerous fan reports on Twitter and Facebook, no announcement was made during the show to quell fans unrest. Then new information has fans storming the stage and stealing /destroying Evanescense’s gear when it appeared they would not perform. Fires were set on the grounds and Slipknot decided not to perform at that point. Slipknot just made an official statement, beyond the original Knotfest Mexico notice which has now been removed. Evanescence made an apology to the fans and has promised to return their video message to fans. Slipknot originally vowed to perform today during Force Fest, but now have abandoned those plans in the new notice. We’ll update this story as more information is uncovered. Continue reading

Slipknot and Evanescence are Forced to Postpone their Knotfest Mexico Performances Due to Safety Concerns

The first day of Knotfest Meets Force Fest had an unfortunate end last night when the final two bands, Slipknot and Evanescence were unable to perform. Apparently the stage barricade broke during Behemoth’s set and it was deemed that it was unsafe for either band to perform. Fans waited around as the countdown clocks between bands elapsed. Fans turned to social media to express their disappointment, but ultimately the festival couldn’t continue with the major safety concern no band would play through. Slipknot has vowed to perform today during Force Fest and Evanescence has vowed to return in a video message to fans. We’ll update this story as more information is revealed. Continue reading